Did you know that there were multiple chiropractors at the recent Olympics in Rio Brazil? This is not the first time either. There have been chiropractors attending multiple Olympic games for decades now. However, it is becoming even more mainstream and accepted into the poly-medical unit at the games. Chiropractors are now standing side by side other sport injury professionals like osteopaths, sport injury doctors and physical therapists/physiotherapists. Below is an interview with American doctor of chiropractic, Dr Kevin Miller, from West Des Moines on local US television about his role in helping the American wrestling team at the games.
FICS, Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport or The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic, is the main Chiropractic sport governing body. FICS approved doctors of chiropractic were available for athletes from multiple countries in the olympic village. If you are student at one of the Chiropractic colleges or universities around the world then you should know that you will want to become FICS accredited when you step onto the playing field at the highest level of sport.
FICS provide training and continuing professional education (CPD) courses for chiro’s who want to become more proficient at treating high level athletes in all kinds of sports. You will see a FICS accredited chiro as they will have an ICCSP qualification.
The profession has colleagues who are involved with motor sports like F1 teams, English premiership football clubs, Tour de France professional cycling teams, Oxford and Cambridge rowing squads, Crossfit Games winners and many other sports that are televised to millions of people around the world.
These athletes can be celebrities and so are worth a lot of money to the clubs and teams they represent so any time off the field or track and not able to represent and compete could be a lot of money lost for some people.
This is why you should want to take you interest in using chiropractic treatment for sports injuries and make it the best and most professional it can be by joining your country’s sport body and the international ones, FICS.
If you are someone who is interested in how to become a chiropractor in the UK or Europe then we hope you see this as a great opportunity that you will be entering a thriving career that can take you all over the world and get to meet and help some VIP (very important people) from lots of different industries.